January 29, 2008
The BBC’s flagship Asian arts and entertainment series Desi DNA is back, having started last week. It will broadcast every Wednesday at 11.20pm on BBC2.
The series has broken away from its traditional three-presenters format and introducing a whole host of old and new names, including: Adil Ray, Samanthi, Parv Bancil, Nikki Bedi, Bobby Friction, Anita Rani, Tommy Sandhu, Bidisha, Gurmej Pawar, Atta Yaqub and others.
In addition will be two documentary spin offs Desi DNA : The Great British Curry Trail, presented by newcomer and self confessed “food pervert” Ravinder Bhogal following her on a journey through Britainâ€™s curry hotspots to hear the real life stories of the people who brought curry to Britain.
Prominent British Asian personalities, historians, playwrights, authors and musicians including Sarfraz Manzoor, Nitin Sawnhey, Pooja Shah, Apache Indian, Aki Nawaz, Samira Ahmed and Ameet Chana will give us their take on an a host of subjects ranging from the Southall Riots of 1979 and Salman Rushdie controversy of the late 1980′s, through to the birth of so called “Asian Kool” in the 1990′s.
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